NOBLESVILLE – A court suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay’s driver’s license for one year following his arrest for driving while intoxicated.
The Indianapolis Star reported that recently released documents in Hamilton County confirm the license suspension effective starting May 27. Police and prosecutors declined to discuss the case.
Irsay refused a blood test after his March 16 arrest in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis. Indiana law requires a one-year license suspension for refusing such a test. Police later obtained a warrant ordering Irsay to submit to a blood draw.
Irsay faces a June 19 initial hearing on two misdemeanor counts of impaired driving. A probable cause affidavit said Irsay was driving under the influence of powerful painkillers. A message seeking comment was left with a spokeswoman for Irsay.
Bears sign former Irish QB Clausen
Chicago agreed to a one-year contract with former Notre Dame and Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Clausen appeared in 13 games for Carolina from 2010-13 after starring at Notre Dame. He made 10 starts as a rookie and threw for 1,558 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions in a 2-14 season.
Cleveland signs third-round pick
Cleveland agreed to contract terms with rookie inside linebacker Chris Kirksey. The team selected Kirksey in the third round of last month’s NFL draft from Iowa. Kirksey’s deal is worth $3.04 million and includes a $662,500 signing bonus.
Elway son pleads not guilty in assault
Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his girlfriend and pulled her from a car by her hair. He was charged with assault and disturbing the peace after the Saturday incident near a college campus in downtown Denver. A trial is scheduled for August.
Late Bills owner’s Monets to be sold
Two paintings by Claude Monet, each valued at more than $10 million, will be among four from late Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson’s collection going on the block at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on June 23.
Kansas City moves
Kansas City signed wide receiver Deon Anthony and cornerback Justin Rogers while waiving defensive lineman Risean Broussard as they finished the second week of voluntary team workouts.
Arizona signs top draft selection
Arizona signed first-round pick Deone Bucannon to a four-year deal. The Cardinals selected the big-hitting strong safety out of Washington State with the 27th overall selection after Arizona traded down from the No. 20 spot, getting New Orleans’ first-round pick and a third-round selection.